Admission Criteria and Application

To be eligible for a master’s program in Data Science, candidates must either :

  • hold a bachelor’s or equivalent degree in communication systems or in computer science, or
  • hold a bachelor’s or equivalent degree in a related field such as electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering or physics, with outstanding results : additional admission requirements (bachelor’s courses) might apply, or
  • hold a HES bachelor’s degree in communication systems (from a Swiss University of Applied Sciences) with GPA 5.0 : 60 credits of the HES Gateway must be acquired before the admission to the master’s program in Data Science is effective.

Additional Information

EPFL students from the IC Faculty

List of highly recommended bachelor’s courses for SC students :

  • Functional programming – CS-210 (2nd year)
  • Introduction to machine learning – CS-233a or CS-233b (2nd year)
  • Introduction to database systems – CS-322 (3rd year)

List of highly recommended bachelor’s courses for IN students :

  • Signals and Systems (for EL&IC) – EE-205 (2nd year)
  • Analyse IV -MATH-207d (2nd year)
  • Modèles stochastiques pour les communications – COM-300 (3rd year)
  • Introduction to machine learning – CS-233a or CS-233b (2nd year)

Principles of Admission

Admission decisions are based on the bachelor’s degree program, your grades, the motivation letter, the reference letters, the academic reputation and other elements.

GPA

Excellent bachelor-level grades are expected.

GRE

To apply, your GRE test results are not required, but they are highly recommended.

Language Requirements

The program is taught entirely in English. Therefore, excellent English skills (B2 level minimum or one of the following certificates) are required to follow the master’s program in Data Science:

  • TOEIC with 785-940 pts
  • TOEFL (Internet test) with 72 -94 pts
  • IELTS with 5.5-6.5 pts
  • FCE First certificate in English

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